American Indian Treaties: A Guide to Ratified and Unratified Colonial, U.S., State, Foreign, and Intertribal Treaties and Agreements, 1607-1911 (Paperback)David H. DeJong (author)
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This volume examines intertribal treaties and treaty-making and provides understanding of both the agreements and the diplomatic protocols in which they were enmeshed. It summarizes colonial Indian treaty discourse, intertribal treaties and diplomacy, the different eras of ratified and unratified U.S. treaties, foreign and state treaties with Indian nations, and the Indian agreements that followed the cessation of official treaty-making. It provides extensive lists of over 1,500 Indian treaties from all tribal diplomatic eras and includes dates, participants, purposes, and references.
Publisher: University of Utah Press,U.S.
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 998 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 23 mm
"Even though the book is a legal history, DeJong never gets bogged down in legal jargon and does a superior job of distilling the complexities of tribal law cases.... American Indian Treaties is a worthwhile reference work for anyone conducting research related to American Indian treaties." --The Chronicle of Oklahoma
"DeJong has created a user-friendly reference book for scholars conducting research on treaties and the treaty relationship between the United States and American Indian tribes. American Indian Treaties serves both as an introduction to the history of American Indian treaties and as a quick reference for essential information for individual treaties that will benefit scholars working within American Indian studies."--American Indian Quarterly
"This volume stands out not only for the additional entries of Indian documents supplementing the earlier works of Deloria Jr., Prucha, DeMallie, and Fixico, but also because DeJong draws the reader into his lengthy discussion of traditional Indian agreement protocols and rituals for successful bilateral negotiations."
--Blue Clark, author of Lone Wolf v Hitchcock: Treaty Rights and Indian Law at the End of the Nineteenth Century
"This set of appendices alone will be worth the price of the book, as it is indeed the most detailed list I have seen. They reflect careful attention to detail and years of patient collection and collating of documents."
--David E. Wilkins, coauthor of American Indian Politics and the American Political System
"Combines solid and concise analysis with thoroughly researched reference material... Dejong has made a strong contribution to the field of American Indian history and provides scholars an invaluable reference that will no doubt spawn future comparative scholarship on American Indian treaties."
--New Mexico Historical Review
"While the catalogs of treaties make up the bulk of this work, DeJong also provides an excellent overview of the history of Native treaty making.... Scholars interested in a comprehensive list of Native treaties and students looking for a cogent history of treaty making should consider including this work in their libraries."
--Pacific Northwest Quarterly
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